RaulWHO Recap

#RaulWHO: Raul’s Road To Geneva Recap

A few short weeks ago, HempMeds® Mexico President Raul Elizalde addressed the United Nations and the World Health Organization (WHO) about CBD.

The Thirty-Ninth meeting of the Expert Committee on Drug Dependence was a five-day event in November 2017. The meeting took place for the ECDD to explore changes to the international scheduling of 16 different substances, including cannabidiol (CBD).

Historic Day for HempMeds® And CBD

The day was monumental for CBD, as the decision by the special committee could significantly influence CBD’s legality around the world and potentially impact the health options of millions.

At an open session on November 6, 2017, Raul spoke before the international officials about CBD’s benefits and its lack of psychoactivity. He urged the special committee to lift CBD’s internationally regulated status by considering it non-psychoactive and to not classify it as a drug.

During his presentation to the committee at the U.N., Raul spread CBD awareness by sharing the story of his daughter Grace, Raul and his family were the first to sue the Mexican government for the right to import CBD oil into Mexico. He also shared the experiences of other families with CBD, and presented the results of recent studies on children using CBD products in Mexico.

Raul’s Road

Raul’s story and journey to Geneva drew quite a bit of attention. Here is a collection of some of media articles and write-ups about Raul’s history-making journey.

HighTimes online’s A.J. Harrington wrote an article about HempMeds and Raul’s reasons for being a CBD champion. “He (Raul) was instrumental in the legalization of medical cannabis in Mexico, and his company (HempMeds®) produces the only cannabis medicine currently allowed by the Mexican government.”  https://hightimes.com/news/united-nations-decide-fate-cbd/

The MMJ Observer’s Steven Russel wrote this blog on Monday, November 6th, where he notes that “Dr. Stuart Titus, the CEO of HempMeds®, expressed that they are excited and honored to speak to United Nations leaders on an international stage about Cannabidiol as … intended to maintain and enhance the well-being of millions.” https://www.mmjobserver.com/medical-marijuana-inc-otcmktsmjna-hempmeds-gets-attention-of-united-nations/29078/

The Latin American Heritage Tribune contributed this piece, that perfectly sums up Raul’s reasons for becoming a voice for CBD: “The father of a girl with severe epilepsy whose case paved the way for the legalization of medical marijuana in Mexico will appear before the World Health Organization on Monday to defend the use of a cannabis-derived compound as a treatment for seizures.”   http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2445772&CategoryId=14091

Mexican Media

The following articles were written by Mexican media companies that followed Raul’s road to Geneva:

https://www.efe.com/efe/espana/sociedad/padre-de-nina-mexicana-epileptica-defendera-ante-oms-ventajas-del-cannabidiol/10004-3428577

http://www.20minutos.com.mx/noticia/293802/0/tratamiento-con-cannabis-ayuda-a-ninos-con-autismo-investigador/

http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/nacion/sociedad/caso-de-grace-es-un-parteaguas-para-mexico

https://www.diariodemorelos.com/noticias/el-cannabidiol-caro-pero-eficaz-en-el-tratamiento-de-epilepsia

 

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